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de is accused of kidnapping and killing the 6-year-old back in 1979. hernandez made a confession in the case in 2012 but his attorneys say it's false. jurors have been deliberating since april 15th. etan patz was among the first missing children pictured on milk cartons. well really warm and sunny afternoon across much of our area. nbc 10 here in rocksboro where grand dad and grandson out for a walk enjoying the nice weather. and, hey, nice to see you. right now, the nbc 10 live sky cam network is watching the skies as clouds build. some areas could see some showers. and boy, could we use the rain. >> nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz here to talk about the chance for rain where you live glenn. >> right, i would say probably less than half of you are going to be seeing any kind of rain during the night tonight. but there are some showers on the radar. some moving very quickly through the lehigh valley.
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we've had one or two develop just in northeast philly in the last 30 minutes. even that though has weakened as it's gone across the river into new jersey. there's more down in northern virginia. that could end up in delaware later this evening. and then there's another batch near lake erie. so nothing too well organized here as we look into the future cast by 6:00 7:00 some of that virginia activity hitting northern delaware and then headed toward the jersey shore. a bit of a break in much of the area, and then we watch to the west as another area of potential showers and storms comes in toward the midnight hour. shower threats for tomorrow and mother's day weekend forecast in just a few minutes. >> nbc 10 has new information this afternoon on this deadly house fire in chester county that killed three members of the same family. >> we first told you about this yesterday as breaking news at 4:00.
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deanna durante live with the findings of the official investigation. >> what caused the fire? >> well police are saying it was the careless disposal of smoking materials. that fire just down the road here and people from the community are stopping by saying they're stunned at what happened there. >> the fire moved fast according to police and firefighters on the dry, windy weather fueled those flames that moved quickly through the trailer home. where family members had gathered on the back deck. >> i saw the smoke, fire engines coming up. excuse me. and police and everything. they had the road blocked off. >> lives down the road over the town line in honey brook. he says he's never seen so many emergency personnel in one place before. >> it's a small area. now you're seeing stuff like this happen. >> police say the three women who died are related. two sisters, 52-year-old sally
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rimmel. and sally's daughter angel rimmel. police say two men were able to rescue two juveniles from the back deck of the home. the manager tells me the honey brook fire company was the first to respond. he says the entire home was already fully involved in flames. and police say by the time emergency response got here it's believed the women had already died. and officials do tell me there was a fuel tank of some sort near the scene of the fire could explain in part why those women became trapped on the deck. reporting live, deanna durante nbc 10 news. >> a car collided with a septa bus injuring a dozen passengers and the driver. septa tells us the injuries are minor. from our south jersey bureau, this afternoon, police need help finding out who hit and killed a camden county man and drove off. investigators returned to the neighborhood off atlantic avenue
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in audobon today. they handed out flyers asking for information on the death of this man. he likely died after being hit by a car. >> we're doing our best to be patient. and yes, we have confidence in the professionals that we will have our questions answered. >> police searched for surveillance video, but they haven't found any. the car they're looking for would have some front end or side damage. questions today about a weekend motorcycle accident that left a prominent state lawmaker with serious injuries. >> one question specifically, was alcohol involved? pennsylvania state senator pat brown suffered a number of injuries in the saturday crash along interstate 78. although officers tell us they smelled alcohol, blood tests aren't yet back to confirm it. doug shimell has been reaching out to state police and senator brown's offices today. >> pat brown was involved in two dui crashes back in the 1990s. is there any evidence from the
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most recent crash that alcohol may be involved? >> well police aren't giving any specifics as to why they think this one may be a dui case. they will just say they have their suspicions. the harley davidson motorcycle was on i-78 westbound as police say it started to take the exit for lehigh street in allentown saturday afternoon. >> we arrived and found an individual had been injured and did not negotiate the curve on the ramp in the roadway. >> pennsylvania state police say the man crumbpled on the road was pat brown. >> basically laid the motorcycle down, but the subject was alert and conscious and speaking. >> but investigators say also at the scene was enough evidence to suspect driving under the influence. >> based on what they did observe at the scene and what they perceived at the scene, they felt there was enough to get a legal blood draw. >> the republican heads the state senate's appropriations
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committee, and he was instrumental in creating a special tax zone that fueled allentown's downtown renaissance. but state police claim that does not influence their investigation. >> it does not factor in at all. we try to treat everyone at the scene of any sort of public safety incident exactly the same as we'd treat another. >> now, the results of the blood test are not back in this case but state police say that is because the lab they send it to is not a police lab, but a private civilian lab. and there may be a backlog and there wouldn't be any sort of special handling because this involved a state senator. live in allentown, doug shimell, nbc 10 news. >> philadelphia police are looking for a man who robbed the t.j. laundromat. the suspect took off on frankford avenue. isis is claiming responsibility for sunday's
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attack in texas. gunman opened fire at an art exhibit featuring caricatures of the prophet mohammed. saying the two gunmen were soldiers and brothers. the grandmother of one gunman says her grandson would've never carried out this type of attack without outside influence. >> you hear on tv about all those organizations that do all these horrible things. i didn't -- never entered my mind that anybody i knew would even do something like that, much less somebody in the family. >> isis has not offered any evidence of involvement. that leads some to believe it could be an opportunistic claim to grab attention. the new u.s. attorney general went to baltimore today one week after riots broke out in that city. loretta lynch met with freddie gray's mother baltimore's mayor and the police chief, the justice department and the fbi are investigating gray's death for potential civil rights violations. freddie gray died from a severe
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spinal cord injury april 19th one week before police arrested him. the city's top prosecutor says gray's arrest was illegal. six police officers are now criminally charged. one of those officers is a former south jersey firefighter. edward nero served with the washington township fire department for several years. attorney general lynch today offered words of encouragement for baltimore's officers. >> you have picked one of the best professions out there today. you have picked the one that lets you go out every day and say i'm going to help somebody. and despite how people may want to choose or characterize you, hold on to that. >> the justice department will release results of a separate review of the police department's use of force practices in the next few weeks. new calls for justice in the wake of several police shootings in south jersey. local activists and family members went to washington today. they're delivering a petition to the department of justice. it calls for an audit.
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the petition comes after several police-involved deaths. the first happened in december. when reed was shot and killed during a traffic stop in bridgeton. had iz his widow is one of the organizers. then phillip white died in the custody of police after they responded to a disorderly person call. the petition has more than 67,000 signatures. >> better for things to be dealt with now and prevent future problems. that's why we need the doj to investigate, body cams and support. >> where there's smoke, there is fire. and we need someone to come in and put the fire out. >> the cumberland county prosecutor's office tells us the reed and white cases are under investigation, but they won't comment further. >> supporters of a minimum wage hike in pennsylvania testified at the state house today. state senator christine tartaglione and working men and women are calling for an increase, they want a boost to
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$10.10 an hour. a day care teacher says a higher minimum wage would not only benefit her, but her young students. >> we love our jobs and enjoy teaching our future leaders. sadly, we are underpaid and struggle in our daily lives. >> senator tartaglione's bill includes an automatic cost of living adjustment. nbc 10 was there as they headed to harrisburg. it would add more than $1 million to the economy and generate 6,000 jobs. again, here are details of the proposal from the state senate bill. the minimum wage $7.25 right now. the bill would also include that automatic cost of living adjustment. >> we think the momentum is on our side. 71% of the citizens are in favor of raising the minimum wage.
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>> people opposed to increasing the minimum wage say it'll result in job cuts to offset the payroll cost. pennsylvania's minimum wage is the lowest of our three states. delaware's will increase next month to $8.25 an hour, new jersey's is the highest. 20 minutes of nonstop news continues with several students receiving a visit from mayor nutter today. nbc 10 this morning, mayor nutter will visit six schools this month to celebrate the innovative and effective educational practices. >> leaders in wilmington discuss the future of murder town usa by a major magazine not long ago. nbc 10 at the annual meeting. community leaders say they know there are negative perceptions of wilmington. there have been 11 homicides since the start of the year. that's four more than this time last year. but today, leaders focused on the positive. >> this is about place making and establishing that identity
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and sense of place in downtown that really says this is a place where you want to come where you're safe to come, where your family can come. >> this is the ninth year the wilmington renaissance corporation has hosted this meeting. breaking news out of bucks county. sky force 10 in an officer-involved accident in ben salem. the ben salem officer was on a motorcycle collided with another vehicle. the officer was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. we'll stay on top of this story for you. just over four months now until pope francis sets foot on american soil. >> that's right. his trip includes a high-profile visit to philadelphia. philadelphia will host the world meeting of families the last week of september starting on september 22nd. then, pope francis will visit here the weekend of september 26th and 27th. rosemary connors spoke to philadelphia's top cop about keeping millions coming here safe. >> before the pope comes here
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local police will head to the vatican first? >> that's right, jim and renee. some of the commissioner's top men and women will be traveling to the vatican, most likely next month to coordinate security. philly pd is going to be working with fbi and their focus will be on the ben franklin parkway, which will be packed with a sea of people eager to see the pope. >> we know we're going to get an awful lot of people here. some estimates as high as 2 million. that's an awful lot. >> with the pope comes the faithful. throngs of devoted followers who hope to get close to his holiness. >> we need to really kind of think about the area. we'll shut down what we need to shut down. >> and it's the job of philadelphia police commissioner charles ramsey to keep the peace when he arrives. >> our homeland security unit is very much involved. they're the primary unit right now that is coordinating this for us. >> the unit most recently handled security at the blue cross broad street run.
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and last week kept the protests in center city under control. planning for the pope's visit when he celebrates mass here at the art museum will require many more resources. >> do you guys think you may draw on other police departments and other states to come in? >> we may do that in order to make sure that we can maintain our coverage out of neighborhoods. i can't draw the entire police department downtown. >> being flexible for francis is the name of the game for commissioner ramsey who expects it to be somewhat unpredictable when the pope reaches the crowds in philadelphia. >> he's the pope. a person that likes to get out there and mingle. you don't know what he's going to do. i don't know if he knows what he's going to do until he does it. >> reporter: the commissioner tells me that personally, he is ready for this event. you may remember before he came to philadelphia the commissioner was the head of police in washington, d.c. where they regularly had heads of states coming into town handled presidential inaugurations and
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major protests. reporting live in center city, nbc 10 news. >> count on nbc 10 to bring you the latest as the papal visit nears. you can get updates delivered right to your smartphone, your tablet, with the nbc 10 news app. to decision 2016. former arkansas governor mike huckabee, the sixth republican to enter the race for president. >> i am a candidate for president of the united states of america! >> huckabee announced his second bid for president in his hometown of hope. and today he vowed to bring what he calls the kind of change that truly can get america from hope to higher ground in his words. >> i don't have a global foundation. or a taxpayer funded paycheck to live off of. i don't come from a family dynasty, but a working family. i grew up blue collar, not blue blood. >> huckabee will now go to iowa and south carolina for what he's
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calling a factory's farms and freedom tour. the 2016 presidential race is getting crowded now. a total of six republicans now running. they include senators ted cruz rand paul and marco rubio. dr. ben carson and carly fiorina announced their candidacies yesterday. hillary clinton and bernie sanders, the only two to announce for the democratic nomination. chris christie is down south to attend events on behalf of his political action committee. christie traveled to jackson, mississippi, and baton rouge, louisiana, today. the governor spoke at a mississippi republican party reception today and met with the governor there. he then headed to louisiana for a meet and greet with senator david vitter. christie's first out of state trip since two former allies were indicted for their alleged roles in the traffic scandal. christie's former deputy chief of staff bridget kelly and bill
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baroni were in court yesterday. wildstein pleaded guilty last week. today, reporters asked the governor what he thinks about the indictments. >> i'm happy to tell anybody everything i know. which i've done with three separate investigations now that have come to the same conclusion that i said the day after this happened. and so i don't have any misgivings about that at all. >> governor christie has not been implicated in that scandal. more breaking news right now. this from philadelphia's fish town section. police have just released this surveillance video right here. the driver of this minivan is wanted for abducting and assaulting a woman. officers say he forced her into the minivan on east york street last friday. he sexually assaulted her, then let her go at almond and boston streets. and they've also released a sketch of the attacker. take a look right here. and you're asked to call police if you recognize this guy or if you know anything about the crime.
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well, if we manage to go to midnight tonight without getting any rain, that'll be exactly two weeks without measurable rain in philadelphia. that's a long time to go. and so we're tracking some showers today. we need some of this rain the ground has been very dry. it's certainly not helped the allergy sufferers. but the pollen just sitting out there in the air. it's going to be cooler during the day tomorrow not cold but we've been in the mid-80s two days in a row. but the dry and warm weather returns later on in the week and for the weekend. well, we have some kind of hazy conditions out there, it's 83, it's warm the wind 13 miles an hour, the humidity no the quite as low as yesterday. but still on the low side. the pollen still on the high side, and expected to go down some, especially if we get some rain in the area for tomorrow and then go straight back up by friday it's going to be very high, and over the weekend, it should be extremely high.
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temperatures now in the mid-70s to the mid-80s starting to cool off north and west. some showers came through and that knocked the temperature down a little bit. let's see what it's like right at the beaches. only 66 degrees in avalon while it's 82 degrees in woodbine. some of the cooler air off delaware bay coming into the shore areas. beach haven is 71 degrees. there's a few showers here through the lehigh valley. not much else across the area. there's one little one about to hit cape may. there's more back to the west. there's one cluster in northern virginia that could affect delaware. this area could affect parts of our region later this evening. the main thing that overall weather people are looking at is off the southeast coast. this is a big blob of moisture here. and this may develop into a tropical storm over the next few days. going to take a while.
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the name would be ana. and looks like it's going to stay off the southeast coast and not come up our way. certainly not through the mother's day weekend. here's the future cast as we go through the next several hours. you can see some isolated thunderstorms possibly breaking out, and temperatures go down into the 60s. the better chance of the showers in southern sections. and then tomorrow, that east wind comes in. that keeps the temperature down somewhat. for the rest of the night, we're going to see just a few evening showers around. chance of a thunderstorm, most folks, not getting rained on tonight. 64 for the low. 56 north and west. during the day tomorrow that east wind comes in, and it's cooler. still, actually a little bit above average. chance of a few showers around that isn't going to really help this dry spell that we've had. that starts warming up though on thursday and getting drier again by friday, it's 82, over the weekend, mid-80s.
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and that could continue into early next week. her new apartment's utility suddenly cut off. the nbc 10 investigators uncover what her landlord did illegally that every renter needs to know about. then what a new jersey theme park is planning to build that now has one group taking legal action. plus, the new study on premarital sex and who researchers say is more likely to have it coming right up on nbc 10 news.
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introducing the one-and-only volkswagen golf sportwagen. the sportier utility vehicle. environmental groups are suing a popular new jersey theme park over their plans to cut nearly 19,000 trees. six flags great adventure in ocean county wants to clear land for a solar farm. a lawsuit claims the theme park is violating the state's municipal land use law. it would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 24 times what the forest is capable of removing. could the pennsylvania
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legislature be shrinking? the state house is debating it. a proposal is up for a vote that would reduce the house by about a quarter from its current 203 members down to 151 reps. reducing the size of the legislature requires a constitutional amendment. so it has to pass both chambers in two consecutive two-year sessions. there's also a pending proposal to cut the number of senators from 50 to 38. delaware lawmakers soon could add e-cigarettes to the indoor smoking ban. the state house is voting today on legislation that would ban e-cigarettes from restaurants, bars and other public places. new jersey also bans smoking e-cigarettes indoors. a race to the rescue in the lehigh valley. sky force 10 over east laurel street in redding this morning as fire spread to some six properties. neighbors stepped in to rescue an elderly woman from her burning home. 12 people were forced out by the flames. >> this goes from paradise to
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hell. >> the deal that turned to disaster. the local woman looking for a place to call home. the nbc 10 investigators explain how it backfired because of what she didn't know about the person who rented her this home right here. well we need some rain and there's a chance some areas might see it later. i'll tell you about that. plus cooldowns before temperatures soar again. all ahead in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert 7-day forecast.
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new at 4:30. all she wanted was a home for herself and her 2-year-old son. >> but the dream's been dashed. and she's out of money. so she turned to the nbc 10 investigators for help.
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>> she'shere with her story and news for all renters. >> after investigating, we found this happened time and time again to other people looking for a place to live. >> this goes from paradise to hell. >> she tells us she thought she found a good deal in the rental. >> i looked on the internet. it was actually on two websites. >> she says greg lewis posted the ads online. she says she liked the place, signed a lease and paid $1,600 for the first month's rent and security deposit. >> i'm thinking this is going to be my house where i stay me and my son are comfortable for a while. >> but comfort turned to trouble just 20 days later. >> pgw came and cut off the gas. >> the utility company told her the gas was hooked up illegally. ishmael contacted her landlord. >> he stopped answering his phone, his text messages. >> and there's this. a letter in her mailbox from a person saying he owns the
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property, not lewis. in fact, lewis is his tenant. >> he lied to me. he told me he was the owner. >> we checked city records, lewis doesn't own the property a man in new york does. neither one has the required license to rent out the home. >> the renters license -- >> after numerous attempts to speak with louis on camera he agreed to a phone interview. >> aren't you supposed to get the renter license first before you rent? >> true. >> louis tells us the out of town owner allows him to rent out the house. >> how many other properties are you renting? >> how many properties am i renting? >> yes, sir. >> two. >> he's also renting this home on "d" street. the renter here didn't want to speak on camera but told us she didn't know louis isn't allowed to rent out the property. regardless, the real owner in georgia does not have a license either. >> deputy commissioner of licenses and inspections says they can't hold louis
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responsible for falsely renting homes because he isn't an owner. police would have to investigate for fraud. points out that owners and nonowners renting without a license is a big problem in philadelphia. >> i would hazard a guess that several thousand times a year just in terms of requiring people to renew their license or obtain one. >> come on. >> louis gave ishmael back most of her money but charged her rent for the 20 days she lived in a home. >> he still wanted to charge you something for living in a house -- >> that i wasn't supposed to be in. >> ishmael tells us she'll take louis to court to get the rest of her money. i spoke with the owner in new york. he says louis is supposed to maintain the property and has his okay to rent the home. but that's not okay with the city. and lni plans to take action against the owners of all of the properties louis rented out without licenses. now, we reached out for the other property owner, but unable to contact him for comment. for the investigators, harry hairston, nbc 10 news.
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>> if you want to check if your landlord has a license, go to nbc 10.com click on this story to find out if your landlord has a license and how to report them if they don't. >> all right. look at this picturesque scene in dover county. how beautiful is this? a lot of people and animals alike enjoying a nice day at the park. >> showing the skies this tuesday afternoon. some areas could see wet weather ahead. glenn hurricane schwartz is back. >> and showers could affect part of our area later today and tonight. >> yeah, we've had a couple of little showers in the philadelphia area. looks like delaware may be seeing the most activity before the night is out. we have a mix of sun and clouds across the area like i said some places have seen some showers and we'll show them to you right now on the radar. you can see just a few of them through the lehigh valley one
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went through northeast philly a little while ago. and not all that heavy. it was briefly in northeast philly. but now mt. laurel it's not that heavy. outside washington area of storms, that's moving to the east. that could easily affect parts of delaware later on this evening. for the rest of us it's just scattered showers around, and we're going to be seeing temperatures dropping a little bit during the night tonight and cooler weather tomorrow, and then let's see how much it warms up by mother's day weekend with the 7-day in a few minutes. prosecutors are now reviewing hundreds of convictions after the arrest of a former philadelphia narcotics officer last month. 19-year police veteran hulmes was involved in those arrests. prosecutors say they're going to work with the defender association of philadelphia to determine which cases could now be affected by his involvement. prosecutors say hulmes lied in
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testimony and paperwork back in 2011. new jersey's poorest children are living right in our area according to a new report. atlantic and cumberland counties are at the bottom of the state for child well being. that's according to the equal opportunity project. atlantic county's median family income is the lowest in the state at just a little more than $48,000. that's compared to more than $85,000 statewide. >> the mayor of atlantic city said all sides involved in the stalled deal to transform a former casino into a college campus, they're going to meet friday as they try to resolve the impact. stockton university bought the casino for $18 million, but trump entertainment is invoking a legal covenant prohibiting show boat from being used as anything other than a casino. a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor. princeton university is using the money to create the center for behavioral science and public policy. the university says the donor is
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a big fan. earned a nobel prize in economic sciences back in 2002. well, today, the changing attitudes about sex before marriage. >> nbc 10 with the new findings on premarital relationships. also delivering the dream. local men and women in uniform did some extra lifting today. the inspirational mention as they literally carried some children to an experience they will never forget. and next clothes that clean themselves? oh, i love this. the invention that could make fashion foolproof and more. and nbc news at 5:00 the push is on to help this deer shot with a hunting arrow. why residents say they're stepping in ahead of animal control officers.
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all right. sky force 10 with more breaking news for us. look at this picture right here.
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big tree down. this is in chestnut hill. as you see there, part of the road is blocked off. part of the sidewalk and shoulder, as well. again, this is going to disrupt traffic in the area. busy afternoon, major roadway here, disrupted by this large tree down. don't know of anybody hurt in this incident. but we'll keep an eye on this and update you as we get more information on this big tree that's fallen down. attitudes about sex are changing. that's according to a new study out. surveys of more than 33,000 adults taken between 1972 and 2012 show that acceptance of premarital sex and homosexuality is at an all-time high. 58%. researchers say the changes are mostly generational which suggests people develop their sexual attitudes at a young age. all right. renee says she likes this idea. clothes that clean themselves. >> yes. >> could be possible with a self-cleaning paint that researchers in london have
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developed. the paint can withstand contact with substances like oil, even after being scuffed or scratched. researchers said the new paint creates a resilient surface resistant to wear and tear. it's ideal for clothing as well as cars. so you won't have to clean anything. >> i'd be happy with the clothes. all those loads of laundry. her story brought tears and smiles to so many faces. >> now a little girl takes on her next challenge. why the daughter of an nfl player is back in the hospital even after her cancer went into remission. and i'm tracking the chance of showers. not everybody's going to see them. plus cooler conditions move in before we feel those summer-like conditions again. get the timing and all of this in my exclusive first alert 7-day forecast. tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, this looks like an
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interactive game but it's deadly serious. only nbc 10 was invited to a brand new form of police training that doesn't just teach officers target practice. the lesson here for officers is when they should and shouldn't start firing.
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scandal comes to a local police department. >> one of their officers is facing criminal charges this afternoon for something that happened nearly two years ago. a grand jury indicted dover police corporal thomas webster for an arrest caught on camera back in august of 2013. as nbc 10 delaware bureau reporter tim furlong tells us the video shows the officer kicking the suspect in the head and knocking him out. >> it happened almost two years ago at a gas station on route 13. corporal thomas webster beat dickerson after he complied with demands to get on his knees with his hands up.
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>> kicked him in his face broke his jaw and knocked him unconscious. >> dover police punished the corporal for violating policy. but a first grand jury didn't indict him. and the u.s. attorney's office decided it didn't violate dickerson's civil rights. somehow it got back on the radar of the attorney general. >> came back to my attention last week and after reviewing it we determined that it should be presented to the grand jury again. >> webster is charged and suspended without pay until the case is resolved. his attorney sent me an e-mail saying webster is innocent and that he was protecting dover from dickerson, a criminal a gang member. also thinks that the national climate right now might have pushed the attorney general to resubmit the case. >> it's 15 seconds, it's shocking but it's not freddie gray. >> the director of the aclu office in delaware has the dash cam video in this case. although, she won't release it at least not until after a meeting with city officials wednesday. the aclu is currently suing the city of dover on behalf of dickerson. she says indictment or not, she thinks this case will lead to
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changes in dover. local naacp leaders think positive changes will be made. they don't want rioting right now, they want learning. >> i truly believe that dover has no limits. and as we'll soon see, dover will become the model for the rest of the country. >> in dover, tim furlong, nbc 10 news. her cancer's in remission, but the daughter of devon still is back in the hospital in philadelphia. >> and this time for a stem cell transplant. still posted a message revealing 4-year-old leah is beginning the inpatient procedure. she'll receive high dosage chemo in order to destroy damaged or cancerous cells in the body and hopefully rebuild new ones. leah was diagnosed with cancer last june. she received treatment at children's hospital of philadelphia. this was her a few weeks ago scoring a touchdown at the spring football game. devon still says it's a very
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serious, scary and long treatment, but it is a step in the right direction. >> well it's been feeling more like summer out there the last couple of days. and we're still looking for some rain. we are tracking some showers. but most of us look like we're going to miss them now. cooler temperatures during the day tomorrow. not cold but not summer like. and then the dry and warm summer-like temperatures will return in the 7-day. we have had a decent amount of sunshine today, not quite as sunny as yesterday, though. 83 degrees, we've been as high as 84. 85 degrees yesterday. and so there's the drop for tomorrow, and then, it starts going back up. 78 on thursday, 82 degrees friday. and then, warmer than that, over the mother's day weekend. so you can see all these temperatures well above average.
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we're in the mid to upper 70s across the northern and western areas. some places got a little bit of rain knocked the temperature down a bit. mt. pocono 72 that's not very cold. it's 81 in ben salem, 83 in philadelphia, 79 in wilmington. and 81 degrees in mt. holly, ricetown, 80 in trenton, and right at the beaches, it's a whole lot colder. 68 in avalon 65 in beach haven. a little bit of wind off that cold water. and that can make a 20-degree difference like what we're seeing now. not much in the way of showers at the moment. we had some coming through the allentown area. and then a couple across northeast philly. we've got another little batch in northern virginia. another little batch across lake erie. nothing too well organized. nothing all that severe. now, what is getting organized is perhaps, a tropical storm. a potential tropical storm off the southeast coast. this would be named anna.
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looks like it'll take at least a couple of days to develop. does not look like it's going to move very much for many, many days. so we've got plenty of time to watch that. it'll be affecting us through the weekend. we have showers on the futurecast coming through during the evening. and one model here gives it at least a chance of a strong shower coming in. late this evening. and then we still have a chance of a few showers during the day tomorrow. but really not much. it's just not enough to really help this dry period that we're in. and if this keeps going, we're going to be starting to use the "d" word for drought. a few evening showers around. just a chance of a thunderstorm. 64 for the low in philadelphia. 56 north and west. tomorrow, mostly cloudy, cooler just a chance of a shower or two. highs in the mid-70s. and the 7-day forecast starts warming right back up on thursday.
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looks dry there and looks dry all the way through the weekend. look at the temperatures going up. friday, 82 and then mother's day weekend, into the mid-80s. now, it will be considerably cooler at the shore. so if you take your mom to the shore for sunday do not expect it to be 86. may be more like 66. there could be a big contrast. >> really? >> between the shore and inland over the weekend. >> all right. maybe we'll stay put. all right. >> okay. >> thank you, glenn. to this now. they are facing hard times. >> oh but today, they are getting a boost, literally. local police literally giving some area kids a much-needed lift. the journey that started in the arms of officers that will take these kids to the happiest place on earth. then all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, not exactly the catch of the day. but it is prompting lots of concern across pennsylvania. why one fish has many people scratching their heads.
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i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them. a really special vacation for some special children in south jersey. >> and new jersey state police helped make it all possible. several terminally ill and physically challenged children boarded a flight today for disney world in orlando, florida. state troopers sent nbc 10 these pictures of operation dream lift from trenton mercer airport. the officers helped children carrying those who couldn't walk on to a charter jet. once the children arrive at the orlando resort they'll receive visits from several of the disney costume characters. >> and they'll never forget that. nbc 10 news at 5:00 is next. >> here are jacqueline london and keith jones. >> all new on nbc 10 news at 5:00, at first glance, looks like a giant interactive video game, but the consequences are real.
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>> only nbc 10 got invited to see firsthand how police in camden county are training using the latest techniques. this is not target practice. how they're learning when and when not to shoot. and i'm meteorologist sheena parveen. watching for chances of showers tonight. otherwise, a cooldown tomorrow. i'll show you that forecast and the timing of any more rain coming up. take a look the a this. people are coming together to help this injured deer in one new jersey town. that's next on nbc 10 news at 5:00.
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♪ find out how much your car is worth ♪ ♪ at webuyanycar.com ♪ right now on nbc 10 news at 5:00, this minivan is a crucial clue. a surveillance camera recorded the van in action. >> and take a look at this sketch of the man police say committed the crime. they want to get him off the streets immediately. nbc 10 is live in the special victims unit with breaking details. denise? >> reporter: well, police are looking for that man who attacked a woman while she was walking along the street forced her into a minivan and sexually assaulted her. police just released in the past hour video of that van used in the attack that happened in fishtown. we have sky force 10 life over the intersection where that attack happened on friday morning at about 5:30 a.m. the minivan is described as a
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chrysler, a dodge, a 1990s model, the woman was able to get a good enough look to provide a description for this sketch. the woman says she was walking on the 2,000 block of east york street on friday morning when a man with a gun forced her into the minivan. he's described as 21 to 25 years old, about 5'7" weighing about 160 pounds. a narrow strip of hair on his chin. the suspect was last seen in the area of york and almond streets. if you have any information, you're asked to contact police. reporting live outside the special victims unit, nbc 10 news. only on nbc 10 exchanging virtual gunfire. it may look like a high-tech game, but for police it is the cutting edge of training to protect people from volatile conflict. >> knowing when to shoot is a split-second decision. of course, it's

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